Here's the list of South Africa's fascinating World Cup matches
They have an unusual tendency to mess things up in the crucial stages of the tournament, especially in the knock-outs, earning them the tag 'chokers'.
However, despite that, they have played some fascinating cricket.
In the same light, we take a look at some of their memorable matches.
1992: A heart-breaking defeat in a promising debut season
Cricket fans would remember that South Africa enjoyed a promising debut campaign in World Cup 1992.
Having played incredibly well, they suffered a heart-breaking loss in the semis to England.
While they required 22 runs off 13 balls, before rain interrupted play, their target was revised to improbable 21 off one, as Duckworth-Lewis was still not in play back then.
1999: Herschelle Gibbs drops the World Cup
South Africa's next big chance came in the 1999 edition.
During a Super-Six tie against Australia, Herschelle Gibbs dropped a catch of Steve Waugh, as he went on to score 120* to see Australia home.
They later met in semis, as the match ended in a tie, but Australia qualified based on their better net-run-rate in the Super-Six.
In essence, Gibbs dropped the Cup.
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2003: Proteas knocked out at home under bizarre circumstances
Playing against Sri Lanka in the group stage, the match was rain-affected.
Prior to calling the covers, the umpires confirmed as per D/L, the scores were tied at the moment.
Following a message from the dressing room, Mark Boucher played the next ball for a dot, assuming they had qualified.
However, South Africa needed a win to qualify, thus crashing out under bizarre circumstances.
2015: South Africa's first win in knock-outs
The 2015 World Cup saw South Africa qualify for the knock-outs for the fifth time.
With their previous knock-outs having ended in disappointment, the Proteas were desperately looking for a win, against Sri Lanka.
It was a low-scoring tie at Sydney, as Lanka were bundled for a paltry total of 133, while South Africa won the match by nine wickets.
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